Woman followed into basement and raped in Whitechapel, police say

Police have launched a manhunt after a woman was followed into a basement in east London and raped.

The Met released an image of a suspect on Tuesday, following the attack in Whitechapel on November 9.

The 22-year-old was approached by a man in Hanbury Street at about 2.10am, police said. 

Scotland Yard said the suspect followed her into a building before raping her in the basement of the address.

He left about 20 minutes later.

Police said the suspect is described as a black man aged between 25 and 35 years.

He wore a dark coloured body warmer, which he left behind at the scene of the attack, along with a grey hat. He was then pictured in a grey jumper after the attack.

The victim is currently being supported by specially trained officers.

There have been no arrests as officers continue to investigate.

Anyone who recognises the man, or has information, is urged to call police on 020 8733 5999, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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